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Introduction to Context Specification – Behavior Driven Development
Improved Quality. Better Design. SOLID Code. These are all benefits of driving your design with tests. But where Test Driven Development falls short is in retaining the User's Voice. User Stories are a great tool, but not a natural way of speaking for non-geeks. In this session, we will examine the power of writing Context Specifications in the User's voice, and then use Machine.Specifications (MSpec) to turn those specs into test driven code that all parties can understand!
Phil Japikse has been working with .Net since the first betas, and developing software for over 20 years. Phil is a Microsoft MVP and holds MCSD, MCDBA, CSM, and CSP certifications. Phil’s experience includes Smart Client/WPF, ASP.NET/MVC, and eCommerce as well as mentoring teams in .Net, SQL Server, and Agile. Phil is a contributing author to www.nPlus1.org, teaches custom classes, speaks at national and regional events, and is a passionate member of the developer community (serving as a director for the Cincinnati .Net User’s Group and Software Architecture SIG). Phil works as a Principal Consultant with Pinnacle Solutions Group, Inc. (www.pinnsg.com), is a Firefighter/Paramedic, and a volunteer for the Ski Patrol. You can follow Phil on twitter via www.twitter.com/skimedic.
Grok Talk Topic
Balamiq and Napkee
As developers, we are constantly looking for a good way to communicate with the end user how they will interact with our program. This talk will show you how you can get started on Friday morning creating a wireframe mockup that will help you get to agreement earlier, focus on functionality, and get the feedback you need before you start to code. And because the wireframe is “rough” looking, it’s easier to throw away…instead of trying to infinitely tweak (like you know you have to with those Photoshop wireframes). Also, we will be giving away a copy of Balsamiq Mockups and Napkee to one individual so they can design interactive wireframes being connected to the internet.
Brian Sherwin is an Independent Consultant in Columbus, OH. He has been in consultant and trainer for over 15 years. Trying to get companies to go back to making decisions based on value and not a particular technology is one of his core passions. When he's not trying to figure out some new technology, he spends time reading, Scouting, and drinking enough coffee to keep up with his five kids.
Thursday, 2/25/2010, 6:00 - ??
Microsoft Office - Columbus